Larger and larger! Only think of Persimmons weighing each over half a pound! Yet this is the story the scales tell us about some specimens sent us by Mr. Reynolds, of Norfolk, Va.

This locality seems to be specially favored as a home for the Japanese Pers mmon, and we shall probably hear of immense orchards there, as we hear of the Orange orchards of Florida.

We suppose there must be a ready sale for Japan Persimmons. The man who first named the tree Diospyros - The Pear of the Gods - "builded better than he knew." It is a delightful fruit.